JANUARY: THE JOURNEY TO MOLLIE’S WAR
SATURDAY, January 28, 2017
Hinsdale Library, 20 E Maple St, Hinsdale
RSVP to H.OB.email@example.com by January 26th
Presented by the Illinois Humanities Council and Road Scholar
Hinsdale-Oak Brook Area AAUW, together with the Illinois Humanities Council, presents “The Journey to Mollie’s War.”
Road Scholar Cyndee Schaffer will speak about her mother Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, who served as an Army nurse during the World War II. Schaffer will present letters, photos, and a glimpse into the life of a woman in uniform during this crucial time in American history— October 1943 to the dramatic moment when the Statue of Liberty came into view upon her return to her country in November 1945– a woman stationed in England during the German Blitz, and among the first nurses to be sent to Normandy following the D-Day invasion.
The presentation invites contemplation of the vital and varied roles that women have fulfilled in the American military. Please join us.
Mission: Advancing equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.